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March 2021

CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Punch

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from visiting Monique, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite retiring punch. 

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I've chosen to focus on  the Small Bloom Punch this week. It is still available and discounted to $9.20 AUD, so a bargain if you don't have this cute punch your stash. The inspiration projects in the photo above, using the Baskets of Bloom stamp set, show the projects from basic to stepped up. The Small Bloom Punch crops the larger flower images in this set, but is also great punched straight from card stock or patterned paper.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've taken elements from the inspiration projects to create my card. I started with a Basic White card base and then added a layer of Melon Mambo that I dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. For something a little different, I ran it through a second time in the opposite direction to create a linen-like texture. I added a strip of Melon Mambo designer paper at the base with a border of Granny Apple Green. 

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've created a frame for my art panel with one of  the scalloped labels from the new Scalloped Contours Dies. A piece of wood grain designer paper from the In Good Taste pack was adhered to a piece of Basic White and then cropped with the scalloped die. You can see the lovely pierced detail in the photo above. I used my trimmer to cut the centre from the panel.

For the art piece, I stamped the pot first and then masked it to stamp the stems.  A second pot was stamped, coloured with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut. I wrapped the White Baker's Twine around the pot and finished it with a bow before popping it up over the main panel. The flowers were stamped on a small piece of Basic White, coloured with Stampin' Blends and then cropped with the Small Bloom Punch. I added a Bumblebee In Color Enamel Dot to the centre of the larger flowers. 

The greeting from the Art Gallery stamp set was stamped in black on Granny Apple Green and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I've popped it up over the corner of the pot and added the Daffodil flower to the end.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a narrow border of Melon Mambo for my writing panel and I've stamped and coloured the large stem and popped up a flower in the corner. A narrow strip of Melon Mambo designer paper was added at the base to finish.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Basket of Blooms, Art Gallery
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, In Good Taste DSP, Brights DSP 
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine, 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots
Tools    Subtle 3D EF, Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using your favourite retiring punch. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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You can head over to Sandra's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Stamp Set

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from visiting Lauren, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite retiring stamp set. 

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Page 52 of the 202-21 Annual Catalogue has projects using two of my favourite stamp sets.  As I love colouring, the line images in the So Much Love stamp set are fabulous for lots of different methods of colouring.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
In addition to farewelling this lovely stamp set, I have  a little sneak peek for you. I received some of my new 2021-23 In Color products on Friday, so I decided to use Polished Pink and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends to colour the image. I don't think my photo does justice to the clear, vibrant pink that is Polished Pink. 

I used a Soft Succulent card base and added a layer of Basic White that was dry embossed with the Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Next is a layer of Sahara Sand paper with the text design that was cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used the scalloped label from the new Scalloped Contours Dies cut from Sahara Sand and I stamped the dots image from the So Much Love stamp set over it. The greeting from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set was stamped in black and cropped with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die. The coloured and fussy cut flower was popped up over the background elements, with a small bow in the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to add softness. I finished with a single rhinestone, coloured with the Dark Polished Pink Blends marker.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a very narrow border of Sahara Sand and I've stamped and coloured a partial image of the smaller flower in the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps So Much Love, Blossoms in Bloom
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Soft Succulent, Sahara Sand, Neutrals Designer Paper Pack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools    Tasteful Texture 3D EF, Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using your favourite retiring stamp set. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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You can head over to Monique's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Fave Retiring Dies

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from visiting Siobhan, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite retiring dies. Wow, where to start, lol, there are so many. However, I was truly shocked that my favourite Stitched Shapes Dies are retiring. These have been a crafting staple since they were released as they are so versatile and easy to use.  If you have these dies in your stash, you know exactly what I mean. If you haven't, then I'm sorry to say they are now sold out in Australia.

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So I went a little off piste, lol, deciding I would be inspired by the dies themselves, rather than a particular project from the catalogues. 

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I must be having a fling with purple at the moment, as I've used the 3 shades of purple on my card together with the fabulous black and white designs from the True Love Designer Series Paper. I have a Highland Heather card base and a black mat for the black and white polka dot and striped papers that form the background. I've wrapped a strip of the retiring Purple Tricolor Ribbon around the paper before adhering to the mat.

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used the second smallest of the circle dies and the largest of the square dies from the Stitched Shapes set to provide a background for my embellishments. I dry embossed the Gorgeous Grape scrap with the (very sadly, retiring) 3D Subtle Embossing Folder before cropping with the stitched circle. I've left the Basic White stitched square plain, just adding a mat of Highland Heather and slipping the circle between the layers of the corner. I finally managed to break open the Pierced Blooms Dies, which is an amazing set of 25 dies with a huge variety of flowers and leaves, all with the lovely pierced detail.  I masked off the 'gorgeous' from the greeting from the Dressed to Impress stamp set and heat embossed 'hello' in white on Highland Heather, using a Stitched Rectangle Die to crop it to size.

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have mat of Basic Black for the writing panel and a strip of the black and white striped designer paper down the left. I layered up some left over flowers to embellish the corner.

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The finished card is 13.5cm (5 3/8") square.

 

Project Details
Stamps Dressed to Impress
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Purple Posy
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Purple Tricolor Ribbon
Tools    Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Shapes Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White EP, heat gun

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using your favourite retiring dies. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Rachel's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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